Collaboration & Leading the Way – Academy of Notre Dame

College graduation program

College graduation program, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1851

Founded in 1851, the Academy of Notre Dame in San Jose operated in its early years with a faculty of nine sisters and an enrollment of approximately 65 students. The sisters taught courses of study in Spanish and English to a student body comprised of the daughters of the early Californios (Spanish colonists and their descendants) alongside newly arrived settlers.

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